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Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:26 AM

After 3 weeks of negotiations to form a power sharing executive in the province the Irish Republican party Sinn Fein says that no deal has been reached

A picture shows the Parliament Buildings, the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 4, 2017. Pal Faith/AFP

Irish fighter turned peacemaker McGuinness dies – party

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Northern Ireland s former deputy first minister and one time IRA commander Martin McGuinness has died aged 66 his party Sinn Fein says

FIGHTER, PEACEMAKER. This file photo taken on January 27, 2005 shows Martin McGuinness looking on during a press conference in London. Jim Watson/AFP

Britain, Ireland step in to end Northern Ireland stalemate

Mar 06, 2017 - 7:28 AM

This comes as political parties in Northern Ireland start a 3 week countdown to form a power sharing executive following Thursday s March 2 election

A picture shows the Parliament Buildings, the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly, on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 4, 2017. Pal Faith/AFP

Clock ticking for Northern Ireland rivals after fractious vote

Mar 05, 2017 - 7:59 AM

In a historic shake up unionist parties lost their absolute majority in Northern Ireland s legislature for the first time since the province s creation in 1921

A man cycles past a mural on the Catholic Falls Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 4, 2017. Paul Faith/AFP

Northern Ireland votes in fractious snap election

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The two main parties both claim they want a fresh power sharing government installed as soon as possible but the enmity between them seems entrenched with neither side prepared to give ground

A 'No Entry' sign is pictured in front of the Parliament Buildings, Stormont in Belfast on January 16, 2017. Paul Faith/AFP

Deadlocked Northern Ireland set for snap elections

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:31 AM

If after the elections the largest Protestant British Unionist and Catholic Irish nationalist parties cannot agree to form a new executive the province could end up being governed from London

A 'No Entry' sign is pictured in front of the Parliament Buildings, Stormont in Belfast on January 16, 2017. Paul Faith/AFP

Historic deals contemplated as Ireland ousts coalition

Feb 28, 2016 - 7:19 PM

UPDATED Some final results from tightly fought constituencies will not emerge until at least Monday February 29 and parties emphasize the need to await the full breakdown of seats in parliament before discussing potential deals between parties

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny thumbs up after casting his own vote at a polling station in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, February 26, 2016. Aidan Crawley/EPA

Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader

May 20, 2015 - 9:29 AM

Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan says Charles s visit will celebrate Irish British ties while also acknowledging more difficult moments from the past

HISTORIC HANDSHAKE. An historic moment as Britain's heir to the throne Prince Charles (L) shakes hands with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams during his visit to the National University of Ireland in Galway, Republic of Ireland May 19, 2015. Brian Lawless/EPA